opus latericium

opus la·​te·​ri·​ci·​um | \ -ˌlatəˈrikēəm, -ishē- \
variants: or opus lateritium \ -​ˌlatəˈritēəm , -​ishē-​ \
plural opera latericia or opera lateritia\ -​ēə \

Definition of opus latericium

: masonry of bricks or tiles of baked clay laid in mortar and much used in Greco-Roman building for the facing of walls in stone masonry

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History and Etymology for opus latericium

Latin opus latericium, literally, work of brick

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“Opus latericium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/opus%20latericium. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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